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Neighborhoods host stations of the cross

Posted at 5:32 AM, Apr 10, 2020

Easter weekend is going to look different this year with nobody able to step inside churches, but some Acadiana neighborhoods are working to bring a bit of normalcy to Good Friday.

"Normally we'd go to church, but right now during this time of quarantine we've had to change the things we do," says Camille Moody, who posted the stations of the cross along her fence for neighborhood families to remember the long journey that came before Easter Sunday.

"The reflections and the language are geared toward kids. Its their language, it's age appropriate, and it also is a good way to talk to kids about suffering. Suffering isn't always easy to talk about, but that doesn't mean you can't," says Moody, adding this topic and the lessons you can take from walking the stations may be more relevant now than ever.

"This is a time of suffering in the church but also with the virus going around. I know easter is coming, so hopefully it also gives the kids some hope that this virus will have an easter ending hopefully soon."

If you'd like to take your kids to this kid-friendly display, it is on the fence at Alonda and Dicarlo in Lafayette.

Bendel Gardens has planned a walking stations for neighbors.

River Ranch also has a walking stations of the cross planned.

And for those who would prefer to stay in the car, there is a driving stations tour.

Of course, please remember to practice social distancing if you visit any of these.